The Monday Memo
September 9, 2014 PITT DPT STUDENTS
“Coming Full Circle”
Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of writing these memos each week. It has been just that, and quite a bit more; each week has brought a new inspiring, intriguing, and thought-provoking story to my web browser, and I have had the sincere honor of reading and writing about them. There are people all around us doing magnificent things for the good of others. Some are in the smallest way; others are on a larger scale. What unites them all together is the desire of so many to do more when they are called to act. At a time when the news is saturated with stories of war, crime, and heartbreak, it never hurts to be reminded that there is beauty in the human spirit and good in the world.
This past week, our First Year DPT class signed their Physical Therapy Professional Pledge, and was addressed by a distinguished alumnus, Rebekah Harris, DPT, and Dr. Paul Rockar, President of the APTA. Both of their messages had a resounding theme; throughout your careers, create your legacy. Build upon a foundation of altruism, respect and dignity that you agree to in the professional pledge, but carve your mark into the healthcare community. Go above and beyond.
So many of the stories I have found this year have been examples of people doing just that.
At this time last year, I posed the question, what will you do to ‘do more’? The answer, I have found, is simpler than I thought. All around us there are ways to go above any beyond, to exceed expectations, to do more than just what is expected. To do more is to act when those ways present themselves. There are examples all around us of people finding that way and acting on it. Just as I challenge myself, I challenge you to do the same.
Thank you for reading. It has been a humbling and gratifying honor for me.
– Jeremy Harris
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